Academic News

Dr. Krystal Lum joins our lab group as a post-doctoral scientist
Sept. 7, 2021
Following a two year post-doctoral position at U Penn, Dr. Lum (a former PhD student in the Cristea lab) has returned to us as our newest post-doctoral scientist! We are thrilled to have Krystal back, and can't wait to see the new scientific directions that will unfold in the coming years. 
Tim accepts a position at Clearview as a Consultant
Sept. 5, 2021
Hard work pays off -- Tim has just accepted an offer to join ClearView Healthcare Partners as a Consultant in 2022. We are thrilled for you, Tim, and can't wait to see where your career takes you!
Katelyn receives the ASCB Porter Prize for Research Excellence
Sept. 1, 2021

Katelyn was named the 2021 graduate student recipient of the American Society of Cell Biology's (ASCB) Porter Prize for Research Excellence,…

Matt & Josh join the Princeton MolBio Colloquium Organizing Committee
Sept. 1, 2021
Matt and Josh are representing the graduate student and post-doc populations at Princeton, respectively, giving our community a chance to share science and grab a few drinks together every Friday of the academic year -- and in-person! Yay!
Katelyn & Peter work with Ploss & te Velthuis lab members to re-launch Princeton Virology Meeting
Aug. 23, 2021
Following a nearly two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Katelyn and Peter are stoked to get our collaborative group meetings up and running again. We are excited to connect with the other virologists at Princeton and share in some great science!
Cristea Lab partners with Stand Up to Cancer
Aug. 1, 2021

We are collaborating with the Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) organization to tackle problems at the forefront of cancer progression and pathogenesis. SU2C is a charitable organization stemming from the 
Ileana is named the Henry L. Hillman Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University
July 1, 2021
This endowed professorship honors Ileana's accomplishments in science and service. We are so proud and, as always, inspired by our incredible leader!
Tavis and Peter join our lab group
June 14, 2021
Welcome to our two newest graduate students! Tavis is a QCB (Quantitative Computational Biology) student and co-mentored by Dr. Olga Troyanskaya, working to develop new computational tools for analyzing proteomic datasets. Peter, previously an international affairs major at Georgetown University, is working with Katelyn, Bokai, and Xinlei,…
Welcome to our new post-doctoral scientist, Dr. John Muroski!
June 7, 2021
John is joining us all the way from the Loo lab at UCLA, where his PhD work focused on using and developing mass spectrometry-based techniques to discover unusual (or lesser studied) post-translational modifications in bacteria. We're stoked to have him here in Princeton, and look forward to what we can accomplish together!
Dr. Xinlei Sheng graduates with his PhD!
June 3, 2021
Xinlei's final public oral was titled "Investigating the function of human sirtuin 3 in regulating mitochondrial morphology and function during viral infection", and friends and colleagues from all over the world tuned in via Zoom to see his beautiful talk! We are particularly thrilled that the talented Dr. Xinlei has chosen to stay as a post…